North Coast Music Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: Bassnectar, Major Lazer, Big Wild, More

first_imgChicago’s North Coast Music Festival recently announced a change of venues for their 10th-anniversary event in 2019. The festival, frequently marketed as “Summer’s Last Stand”, will take place this Labor Day Weekend, August 30th and 31st, at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. In previous years, the festival has taken place at Chicago’s Union Park.On Tuesday, North Coast Music Festival announced their 2019 musical lineup, with headlining appearances by Bassnectar, Major Lazer, Jai Wolf, Flux Pavilion, and Jauz. The two-day event will also see performances by Big Wild, Tchami, Gordon City (Live), Snakehips, Young Bae, Melvv, Inzo, Align, SG Lewis, Ford., Goodsex, Trampa, Dirt Monkey, Wooli, SoDown, Stratus, Elevatd, Ookay (DJ Set), Anna Lunoe, i_o, Kyle Walker, Birthdayy Partyy, and Dee Mash.In 2018, the festival’s lineup featured Jamiroquai, Miguel, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Vulfpeck, The Revivalists, RL Grime, Gramatik, Moon Tazi, and many more, though inclement weather caused the cancellation of a number of performances. Here’s to hoping this year’s North Coast Music Festival can avoid the rain so fans can enjoy the full slate of amazing artists they’re putting together.Tickets for North Coast Music Festival 2019 go on sale this Friday, April 26th at 12 p.m. (EST) here.last_img read more

Insurer tenders $130m global mid and small cap mandate via IPE Quest [updated]

first_imgAn insurer is searching for global mid and small cap equity strategies for a $130m (€114m) mandate, via IPE Quest.According to search QN-2563, the asset owner is after a high-conviction, concentrated strategy to be implemented via a segregated account – fund solutions are not wanted.The insurer said ‘high conviction’ would “not necessarily” be defined by the strategy’s active share or tracking error, but said it “would expect 50-70 positions”.The investor has specified the process should be active, and the style “growth”. The tracking error should be at least 1.5%, and the benchmark should be the S&P Global MidSmallCap index, denominated in US dollars. Small-cap only or mid-cap only managers are not being sought, and multi-manager options will not be accepted.Interested parties should have at least $750m in assets under management in the asset class, and $1bn as a firm. A track record of at least five years would be preferred, although the absolute minimum is three years. The investor has requested live track records only.The deadline is 27 September at 5pm UK time.This article was updated on 10 September 2019 to add further information provided by the investor.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Mancini aims to keep pressure on United

first_img Mancini has refused to concede defeat despite the champions falling 12 points behind United a month ago and being given no opportunity by their rivals to reduce the deficit since. The Italian is relying on favours from elsewhere but is determined to pounce on any United slip-ups in the two rounds of fixtures before the sides meet at Old Trafford on April 8. Mancini said: “The next two or three games will be crucial. If they lose a point in the next two games – maybe.” Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes his side can reignite the title race by cutting Manchester United’s Barclays Premier League lead before next month’s derby. Press Associationcenter_img He continued: “After the two games, we have the derby. But it all depends on us. When you are behind you should win every game. “We hope we can play a derby with nine, seven points, maybe 10. Less than 12 would be better. From the derby to the end of the season, they have three or four difficult games.” City will get the chance to apply some pressure to United as they are the first in action this weekend. City take on Everton at Goodison Park at Saturday lunchtime before United face struggling Reading at Old Trafford in the evening. But Mancini accepts keeping City’s end of the bargain will be tough enough with his side having a poor recent record against the Toffees. City have lost five of their last seven against the Merseysiders and they played out a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium in December. Mancini said: “Every game against Everton is very hard. It is difficult because Everton are a top team, they play always 100 per cent. They are strong, they have good players and a good manager. “They always play well against top clubs. If you want to beat Everton, you should be ready to fight in every position. They work hard as a team. For every team it is difficult against them.” City will again be without injured captain Vincent Kompany and striker Sergio Aguero. Kompany has missed seven games with calf problems while Aguero has been back to Argentina to receive treatment on the knee injury that has sidelined him for the last two matches. last_img read more

National Basketball Association (NBA) Dribble-a-thon comes to Jaipur

first_imgJaipur: The National Basketball Association (NBA) had announced the launch of the league’s first Dribble-a-thon in India, a basketball challenge event featuring participants aged six and above dribbling a basketball across a one-kilometer course. The event which kicked off on February 29 in Chandigarh witnessed the registration of over 4,000 participants.The upcoming Dribble-a-thon is scheduled for March 8 at the University of Rajasthan Ground, JLN Marg, Bapunagar, Jaipur.“We launched Dribble-a-thon to promote basketball participation in a fun and unique way,” said NBA India Managing Director Rajesh Sethi.“With the increasing popularity of basketball and the NBA across India, we are always looking for new and exciting ways to engage with our fans.”In addition to the on-court challenge, 10 lucky participants in each city will be randomly selected to win a smartphone.Dribble-a-thon will also offer fan experiences including basketball arcade games, NBA 2K competitions and more.The NBA will unveil a 16-feet basketball that will travel from Chandigarh to all the cities where the Dribble-a-thon will be held.Participants and fans across all cities will be able to write messages on the ball to connect with one another and express what basketball means to them. IANSAlso Read: NBA launches league’s first dribble-a-thon in IndiaAlso Watch: Sangrami Oikya Manch staged 24 hour sit-in demonstration against CAA 2019 in Nagaon’s Kampurlast_img read more

Knights ride 56 save performance of netminder Nikkel to force another game in KIJHL Final

first_imgIt’s been more than a decade since Castlegar hockey fans celebrated a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title.So waiting a few more days shouldn’t be that big of a problem.The North Okanagan Knights staved off elimination by edging out the Rebels 3-2 in Game four of the KIJHL Championship Saturday in Armstrong.Despite being outshot 58-20, the Knights found just enough offence to steal the victory and force Game five of the best-of-seven series Monday back in the Sunflower City. Castlegar holds a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.Dryden Profeit, Connor Richards and Mat Lambert, with the winner in the third, scored for the Knights.That would be all the scoring netminder Dustin Nikkel would need as the game’s first star frustrated the Rebel shooters all game long.Darren Medeiros, unassisted in the second, and Stuart Walton, with time running out in the third, replied for Castlegar.North Okanagan held period leads of 1-0 and 2-1.Castlegar netminder Jordan Gluck lost for the first time in the Championship series.PLAYOFF BANTER: Monday’s puck drop at the Castlegar Complex for Game five is 7:30 p.m. . . .The Victoria Cougars booked tickets to the Cyclone Taylor Cup by sweeping the Comox Valley Glacier Kings in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Final. Victoria joins host Comox Valley in the Cyclone Taylor Cup beginning April 11 on Vancouver Island. . . . Richmond Sockeyes swept out the Aldergrove Kodiaks to win the Pacific Coast Junior Hockey League title and earn a berth into the Cyclone Taylor Cup.last_img read more

KITTEN’S POINT ROLLS LATE TO TAKE MARATHON ASTRA STAKES BY LENGTH AND A HALF; PLAT & MOTION TEAM FOR WIN AT 1 ½ MILES ON TURF

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2015)–Last early in a field of nine older fillies and mares, Kitten’s Point took advantage of a fast pace and came rolling in the final furlong to take Sunday’s $75,000 Astra Stakes at Santa Anita, as jockey Flavien Prat guided the Pennsylvania-bred daughter of Kitten’s Joy to a length and a half win while covering 1 ½ miles on turf in 2:26.61.Trained by Graham Motion, Kitten’s Point closed much ground when eighth, beaten six lengths in the one mile turf Kathryn Crosby Stakes at Del Mar on Nov. 7, and she obviously appreciated the added distance on Sunday as she ran down favored Lady Pimpernel to win going away.“I worked her and she did very well,” said Prat, who was aboard for the first time in the afternoon. “She’s not really fast the first part of the race but it was a fast pace so I think she liked that. She was able to have that great finish.”Off at 4-1, Kitten’s Point paid $10.60, $4.60 and $3.20. Owned by Augustin Stable, she improved her overall record to 12-4-3-1 and with the winner’s share of $47,700, increased her earnings to $328,665.“Graham aimed Kitten’s Point for this race right after her last out at Del Mar,” said assistant trainer Alice Chapman. “We thought the mile and a half distance would be a perfect spot for her.”Ridden by Victor Espinoza, English-bred Lady Pimpernel showed good early speed but was taken off the pace to fifth as the field passed the judges the first time around. She inched clear leaving the three eighths pole and out-gamed Lady of Gold late to finish second by a head. Off at 7-5, Lady Pimpernel paid $2.80 and $2.20.Lady of Gold, who is also trained by Motion, was third-best under Kent Desormeaux and finished two lengths in front of Scooter Bird. Off at 7-2, Lady of Gold paid $2.60 to show.There will be special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day racing at Santa Anita on Monday. First post time is at 12:30 p.m. and admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Russell, Gaye shine in 400m at NCB Intercol

first_imgJANIEVE Russell of the University of Technology (UTech), and G.C. Foster College’s Demish Gaye shone brightly on yesterday’s final day of competition at the NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium. Russell, who had won the women’s 400 metres hurdles on Friday’s opening day, won her second title in fine style, clocking a personal best 51.17 seconds. Drawn in lane three, Russell covered her main rivals, Tiffany James and Dawnalee Loney of Mico University, very early and sprinted away from the field to win easily. James, 52.30 for second, and G.C. Foster’s Verone Chambers, who was third in 52.55, also clocked personal best times. Russell was very pleased with her performance. “I am very happy with my victory today. I was very confident going into the event, and this is a good sign for me,” she said, while praising her coach, Stephen Francis. Coach Francis had high praises for his charge. “It was, indeed, a good performance for Janieve, and to know that she ran a personal best just coming off a surgery,” said Francis. Gaye, the find of the season in the event, defeated a quality field, clocking a fast 45.57 and, in the process, broke the old record of 45.93 set by UTech’s Rusheen McDonald in 2014. Twayne Crooks (47.00) of UTech was second, with third going to Alvin Green of G.C. Foster College in 47.22. Good work “It has been a very good season so far for me, and going to the recent World Indoor Championships as a part of the Jamaica team, has motivated me and I am looking forward to continuing the good work this season,” said Gaye. Oshane Bailey of G.C. Foster College completed the sprint double. Following his 100 metres win on Friday, Bailey pipped Kevean Smith of UTech on the line to take the 200m in 20.72 seconds. Smith did 20.77, with Everton Clarke of G.C. Foster, third in 20.82. Former Calabar High standout Michael O’Hara, now competing for the University of the West Indies (UWI), was fourth in 21.19. Shericka Jackson of UTech clocked 22.98 to win the women’s 200m ahead of teammate Shimarya Williams (23.33), with 100m champion Jura Levy of G.C. Foster College taking third in 23.48. The day started on a good note for the Mico University College. They picked up two wins in the first two finals, the women’s and men’s 1500m, through Samantha James and Alex Hutton. James, who won the 800m on Friday’s opening day, clocked 4:43.63. Hutton won the men’s event in 4:06.28. With the relays still to be completed last night, G.C. Foster College appeared set to take the men’s and women’s titles. • MEN: G.C. Foster College 126, UTech 83, UWI 81, Mico 38 and Exed 23 • WOMEN: G.C. Foster College 152, UTech 130, UWI 93, Mico 42, Church Teachers’ College 7.last_img read more

FORMER FINN HARPS DUO BACK AT THE CLUB FOR PRE-SEASON TRAINING

first_imgRaymond Foy in action for Ballinamallard may make a move back to Finn Park.Former Finn Harps players Marc Brolly and Raymond Foy are back in pre-season training with the club with a view to securing a move back to Finn Park.Foy played several times last season for Derry City in the Premier Division but found regular first-team football hard to come by.That prompted Foy to go on loan from Derry City to Northern Ireland Premiership side Ballinamallard in August. Foy was a regular for the first number of months at Ferney Park but has recently found himself out of favour.That has prompted the possibility that Foy may make a return to Finn Harps where he previously played in the 2010 and 2011 season.Marc Brolly has is a Finn Harps centurion and made his debut for the club back in 2007.He was part of the Derry City side that won the FAI Cup in 2012 against St Patrick’s Athletic. He returned to Harps under Peter Hutton in 2013, but left after just three months.He trained with Finn Harps last July but opted against making a return at that time because he felt he wouldn’t be able to commit fully due his work commitments.The duo’s return would be a welcome boost to the Finn Harps squad.With American midfielder Pat McCann leaving, Foy could fill that gap straight away.Plenty of Harps fans believe Brolly’s best position is up front and considering Harps are struggling in that department he could well be utilized there by Ollie Horgan. Finn Harps face Cork City next Saturday morning in Roscommon.FORMER FINN HARPS DUO BACK AT THE CLUB FOR PRE-SEASON TRAINING was last modified: January 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Finn Harps FCMarc BrollyMovenewsPre-seasonRaymond FoySporttriallast_img read more

Choral singing, South African style

first_imgThe Kearsney choir boys have earnedan international reputation for theiruniquely South African performances.(Image: Elizabeth Goldswain) The choir’s US tour is a dream come truefor many of the boys.(Image: Murray Polkinghorne)MEDIA CONTACTS• Bernard Krüger Kearsney College+27 31 765 9659Wilma den HartighA group of 64 very excited young boys, all members of the award-winning Kearsney College Choir of the private boarding school for boys in Botha’s Hill, KwaZulu-Natal, are heading to New York in June to perform at the UN headquarters.Their performance forms part of an important international choral festival – The Rhythms of One World – which takes place from 24 June to 1 July.The aim of the festival is to celebrate the anniversary of the UN charter, the founding treaty of the organisation signed in June 1945. Through the varied musical performances of choral works in folklore, regional, contemporary and national pop music, the festival is also promoting peace through cultural exchange.Bernard Krüger, director of the Kearsney College music school, says the US trip is a great opportunity for the boys. “One of the highlights of the festival is the closing ceremony at the UN where we will be singing,” Krüger says.The Kearsney travelling choir is also the only African representative at the festival.“It is quite an honour,” he says.Raising fundsGetting so many boys to the US is expensive and the parents committee at the school is working hard to raise the R3.6-million (US$436 000) needed for the trip.Many of choir members are on scholarships and without additional support some would not be able to meet the costs of this tour.“We are always trying to find ways to promote the boys and expose them to sponsors,” Krüger says.This is a dream come true for many of the boys. Some will be leaving South Africa for the first time and for others this is also their first flight.Boys from affluent backgrounds as well as children who grew up in the townships are members of the ensemble, and he says that this is one of the reasons why it is so successful.“Part of the magic of our choir is that the boys come from so many different backgrounds,” he says.Jet-setting choir boysWhile in the US, the choir will also participate in the seventh International World Choir Games, considered the largest choir competition in the world with over 20 000 singers. The competition is tough as this year the boys will be competing against adult choirs, too.But this is no ordinary choir and the chances are good that these well-travelled singers will bring home awards again. Since 2000, the choir has won 12 gold medals at the World Choir Games.“Our choir has had an international footprint for many years and we’ve received many awards in Europe, Germany, Austria, Holland and Asia.”The Kearsney choir boys have earned an international reputation for their uniquely South African performances.“What makes this choir different is that it has that South African spirit, energy, smiles and laughter – the boys really have fun when they are on stage,” says Krüger.“Where most choirs who sing in the competition only perform the notes, our boys enjoy themselves.”The choir specialises in South African and folklore music, and the boys have no difficulty singing in numerous African languages, including Shona and Swahili. The performances also include a lot of dancing.Kearsney College Choir is ranked 17th in the Musica Mundi World Rankings, and is the top folklore choir.Being a member of a choir of this calibre is about more than just casual signing – the boys are required to rehearse nine hours a week and still keep up with their school work, exams and sporting commitments.Many rehearsals take place in the evening, and when all the other boys are going on half term break, the choir will be working hard to fine-tune their singing skills to perfection ahead of the competition and the UN performance.Each boy who wants to become a member of the choir also has to undergo an audition. “What I look for is for a spark of potential,” Krüger says.“The boys are very talented and work very hard.”Supporting charitiesThe boys also hope to use their visit to the US to raise awareness of two local charities, the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust and The Sunflower Fund, a bone marrow registry organisation. Both organisations have had a long association with the school.last_img read more

LinkedIn Plots Your Professional Network with InMaps

first_imgRelated Posts mike melanson When you create your map, you’ll see different sections of dots (each one a person) in different colors. The colors represent different groups, according to associations. The larger the dot, the more connected that person is with others in your network. In my network, for example, ReadWriteWeb editor Abraham Hyatt appears to be the glue between many of my ReadWriteWeb colleagues. In another section of the graph, a former journalism professor is the common denominator. As Ali Imam, senior data scientist at LinkedIn, explains in the blog post, this sort of visualized data can be useful for making connections and filling in holes in your professional social graph:You can use those insights to measure your own impact or influence, or create opportunities for someone else. So, you might see two distinct groups that you could introduce to become one. Or, you might leverage one person to connect them to someone else. See an area that doesn’t look like it is representative of your professional world? Fix it by adding the necessary connections.To access your own map, visit http://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com/ – though you need to have 50 connections and 75% of your profile complete to access the feature. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting LinkedIn, the career-minded social network, unveiled a new feature today that helps users to visualize and interact with their professional network. Called “InMaps“, the feature provides an interactive visual representation of your professional network, helping you to see who you are connected to and how they are connected with each other.Are you highly involved in a few specific sectors? Or do you move about professional circles like a nomad? InMaps lays it all out for you to see. Tags:#Visualization#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more